Ads ≠ Tracking
Last updated: Thu Apr 22, 2021
There are sites that do ads right; I don’t block their ads. Too many sites though tie their ad displays to tracking and analytics and I don’t view them because I block tracking and analytics; the ads are collateral damage in the war for my right to decide when I want to be private and when not.
I don’t even object to a degree of local analytics (for example, paying attention to what countries and browsers visitors are using to access one’s site I think makes sense), although adding in (browser) ‘fingerprinting’ I find problematic.
The long and short of is it that I don’t object to advertising per se (although there are some really terrible ads irrespective of tracking and analytics), but to the obscenely excessive collection of data that has become the norm.